Saturday, March 25, 2006

Former Democratic State Legislator Al Young Commits Tax Evasion - Twice!

You'd think that if you were in favor of higher taxes, you wouldn't try to evade the ones you already owe.
Oregonian story here.
NW Republican blogged it here.

Friday, March 24, 2006

President Bush is second only to President Jefferson

Russell Roberts at Cafe Hayek has linked this in the USA Today.
"WASHINGTON — President Bush Thursday becomes the longest-sitting president since Thomas Jefferson not to exercise his veto, surpassing James Monroe."

Here's the mony quote from the article:
Bush said Tuesday that the veto threat has helped him reduce the rate of domestic spending: "One reason why I haven't vetoed any appropriation bills is because they met the benchmarks we've set."

Does he really wonder why he has lost the base and his ratings are in the tank?

9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals halts logging in forest area scorched by wildfire - AGAIN!

Attaboys to Jason Atkinson

In a blog post at Delta Mike Charlie, DunnerMeister has a neat personal story about Jason Atkinson. He also points out that the candidate for Oregon Governor was profiled in WorldNetDaily
found through UpperLeftCoast

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Great Joke about Athiests here.

What part of ILLEGAL immigration is so hard to understand?

Over at Blue Oregon Anne Martins has a post called Brown Is The New Black.

In one paragraph she manages to denigrate Jim Ludwick of Oregonians for Immigration Reform, Rep. Linda Flores, KPAM talker Victoria Taft, Kevin Mannix, Ron Saxton, and indirectly Lars Larson.

The funny thing is that all of her facts regarding immigrants and relevant state policies are true, accept that conservatives are talking about ILLEGAL immigration. You know, the kind that is AGAINST THE LAW.

She even states " it is already required by law that you be a citizen to be eligible for state services." But our beef with the State and Feds is that they are not enforcing the law.

I don't know of a single person who cares about this issue that is racist. (my wife is third generation American, from Mexico, and my three stepsons are all 100% of Mexican descent)

Be Perfect, Or Be A Liberal?

Interesting post at Daniel's Political Musings - read the comments. It seems that some feel that one must be perfect to hold a conservative political point of view. I'm thinking that having a few failures (or in my case, quite a few) in youre past, and learning from them gives you a perspective on life that one can not argue with.

My pastor always says that "someone with experience is never at the mercy of someone with an argument."

Keep up the good work Daniel, and knowing this about you makes me appreciate your writing even more.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

New Orleans Mayor to Allow Residents to Rebuild in All Parts of City

How stupid can you be. You build a city surrounded by water, below sea level, and it floods just like we knew it would someday. Now we have an opportunity to rebuild more carefully and smarter, but Mayor Nagin can't display some leadership and make tough decisions. If they rebuild the lowest areas, and it floods again, then they should be on their own next time.